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使う, 遣う, つかう

  • tsukau


Godan verb with `u' ending, transitive verb

  • to use (a thing, method, etc.)
  • to make use of
  • to put to use


  • to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.)
  • to employ
  • to handle
  • to manage
  • to manipulate


  • to use (time, money, etc.)
  • to spend
  • to consume


  • to use (language)
  • to speak


  • to take (one's lunch)
  • to circulate (bad money)

Examples of 使う,遣う,つかう in a Sentence

Can I use your dictionary? "Yes, here you are."
Don't use all the hot water.
It has become common practise to employ foreigners working abroad from Asian countries as maids.
This is a bow for a strong person.
This is a bow for a strong person.
Organic cultivation is a method of growing plants (grains, vegetables, fruit, etc.) without using agricultural chemicals.
It depends on the person, but using "sir" for women (a title of honour for men) is very rude.
If you use the quit command noted below, you can make the application exit.
He used me as a guinea pig.
A piece of railway in use today is therefore the product of a long series of decisions reached on many different grounds, at different times.

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使う,遣う,つかう Conjugations

Plain Polite 使いますつかいます
Negative 使わないつかわない
Negative Polite 使いませんつかいません
Past 使ったつかった
Past Polite 使いましたつかいました
Past Negative 使わなかったつかわなかった
Past Negative Polite 使いませんでしたつかいませんでした
Te Form 使ってつかって
Progressive 使っているつかっている
Progressive Polite 使っていますつかっています
Progressive Negative 使ってないつかってない
Progressive Negative Polite 使っていませんつかっていません
Passive 使われるつかわれる
Passive Te Form 使われてつかわれて
Imperative 使いなさいつかいなさい
Imperative Polite 使ってくださいつかってください
Imperative Polite Negative 使わないでくださいつかわないでください
Optative 使いたいつかいたい
Optative Negative 使いたくなかったつかいたくなかった
Optative Negative Polite (1st Form) 使いたくないですつかいたくないです
Optative Negative Polite (2nd Form) 使いたくありませんつかいたくありません
Optative Past 使いたかったつかいたかった
Optative Past Negative Polite (1st Form) 使いたくなかったですつかいたくなかったです
Optative Past Negative Polite (2nd Form) 使いたくありませんでしたつかいたくありませんでした
Optative Te Form 使いたくてつかいたくて
Optative Conditional 使いたければつかいたければ
Gerund 使いながらつかいながら
Factitive 使わせるつかわせる
Factitive Shortened 使わすつかわす
Potential 使えるつかえる
Potential Polite 使えますつかえます
Conditional (Ba Form) 使えばつかえば
Conditional (Tara Form) 使ったらつかったら
Volitional 使おうつかおう
Volitional Polite 使いましょうつかいましょう
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